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Mali Transitional ICSP (January 2018 - June 2019)

Countries: Mali | Operations ID: ML01 | Operations type: Transitional Interim Country Strategic Plan (T-ICSP)

T-ICSP approved in August 2017.

Revision 03 approved by the CD in December 2018.

Revision 04 approved by the EB in May 2019.

Revision 05 approved by the CD in June 2019.

Mali is still recovering from several years of instability and conflict, which led to economic disruption, population displacements and the destruction of infrastructure. While the large-scale displacement of the 2012-2014 period is over, Government control – and the ability to provide key social services – remains limited across much of northern Mali. Increasingly, the same is true for much of central Mali, where localized conflict has led to soaring levels of displacement, and to the closure of schools and health centres in a number of areas. Food security and nutrition indicators have improved in some areas while worsening in others. The ongoing insecurity and limited implementation capacity hinder progress towards realization of SDG2.


Mali has begun working on plans to pursue the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 agenda, beginning with a high-level workshop to establish priorities. This discussion will also inform the planned revision of the national development plan (CREDD 2016-2018). The Zero Hunger Strategic Review (ZHSR) is seen as an important tool for operationalizing SDG2, and the Government is seeking similar support for analytical work relating to the other SDGs.

The T-ICSP is scheduled to cover ongoing activities under the PRRO and the SO during 2018. The outcomes and activities have been designed on the basis of existing protracted relief and recovery operations (PRRO) and special operation (SO) projects.  

This will allow for the finalisation of the Zero Hunger Review and the preparation of a fully-informed Country Strategic Plan (CSP)

The ICSP seeks to achieve the following strategic outcomes:

  • Crisis-affected populations are able to meet their basic food and nutrition requirements during and after crises
  • Vulnerable people in food-insecure and post-crisis areas are able to meet their basic food and nutrition requirements throughout the year
  • Targeted populations (children 6-59 months and pregnant and lactating women (PLW) have reduced malnutrition in line with national targets
  • Populations in targeted areas, including vulnerable smallholder farmers, have enhanced livelihoods and resilience to better support food security and nutrition needs all year-round
  • Government (at the local and national levels) and civil society have strengthened capacity to manage food security and nutrition policies and programmes by 2023
  • Government efforts towards achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 are supported by effective and coherent policy frameworks
  • Humanitarian partners have access to common services, (including transportation,  logistics, emergency telecommunications and food security analysis) throughout the year

The ICSP will contribute to the achievement of the Government’s  National Development Plan (CREDD 2016-2018), and the Sustainable Development Goals 2 and 17. It is aligned with WFP’s strategic results 1, 2, 4 and 5.